Retire in Charleston

Health and Safety

Get health and safety information on Charleston.

Healthcare Overview

Number of ranked counties in state: 46

County Rank Within State

Health Outcomes:

3

Health Factors:

3

Health Behaviors:

8

Quality of Life:

3

Clinical Care:

1

Percentile Within State

Health Outcomes:

93.5%

Health Factors:

93.5%

Health Behaviors:

82.6%

Quality of Life:

93.5%

Clinical Care:

97.8%

Source: County Health Rankings

Providers

# of Primary Care Physicians: 461
Number of residents per primary care physician: 792:1
State average number of residents per primary care physician: 1521:1
# of Dentists: 381
Number of residents per dentist: 978:1
State average number of residents per dentist: 2002:1
# of Mental Health Providers: 1119
Number of residents per mental health provider: 333:1
State average number of residents per mental health provider: 702:1

Hospitals

# of hospitals within 25 miles: 7

Average ER Wait Time: 17 minutes
National Average ER Wait Time:24 minutes

Sample hospitals

Joint Comm Accreditation
# of beds
ER Services
ER Wait Time (in minutes)
Yes
368
Yes
11

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes within 25 miles:

14

4

5

2

0

3

Percentage with 4 or 5 stars

64.3%

Costs

Healthcare Type

Monthly Cost
State Median Cost
Projected Montly Cost (20 years from now)
Homemaker services:
$ 3,813
$ 3,432
$ 6,887
Home Health Aide:
$ 3,813
$ 3,527
$ 6,887
Adult Day Health Care:
$ 1,278
$ 1,198
$ 2,308
Private, 1br assisted living:
$ 3,050
$ 3,125
$ 5,509
Nursing Home, Semi-private Room:
$ 6,388
$ 5,779
$ 11,537
Nursing Home, Private Room:
$ 7,148
$ 6,251
$ 12,910

Source: Genworth Financial

Safety

The crime rates in Charleston are lower than national averages, but the city does have high earthquake and hurricane risks.

  • Area
  • National Average

Hurricane Risk

5

Tornado Risk

1

Wildfire Risk

2

Earthquake Risk

5

Nuclear Reactor Within 20 Miles

No

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